Job Openings External Manufacturing Lead

About the job External Manufacturing Lead

Are you looking for the next step in your career, where you can develop your skills and excel in project leadership, stakeholder management, and process coordination? Then this is your chance to join Bavarian Nordic and accelerate your professional journey.

Lead cross-functional collaborations with CDMOs

As a result of an increasing global demand for Bavarian Nordics vaccines, the external manufacturing business area is growing rapidly, and they are looking for an External Manufacturing Lead to join their growing Operations team. In this position, you will be assigned one or two CDMOs, with which you will lead a successful partnership by driving implementation and life cycle management activities. As the project leader, you will work closely with internal stakeholders (e.g., manufacturing development, QA, QC, RA, Legal & Finance) and act as the key responsible for the overall coordination and communication with the CDMOs to ensure that production activities are executed in accordance with project- and production plans. Likewise, you will develop a KPI system and reporting processes as well as review and approve project- and operations documents. Finally, you will oversee that QMS systems are in place and ensure that relevant requirements are implemented.

Aspiring project manager with GMP manufacturing experience

You are expected to hold a relevant M.Sc. degree combined with experience from the pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical or biotech industry, in which you have gained insights into manufacturing processes. As such, you can come from various positions within production support, engineering, project management, process development, etc., and now you are ready to take the lead in planning and organizing a project team to ensure that important information is shared with key stakeholders and deadlines are met. Personally, you are a natural collaborator, who knows how to navigate across cultures as well as at all business levels. To succeed in this role, you need a customer-oriented mindset, commercial edge, and excellent stakeholder management- and coordination skills.

Advance your career by unfolding your full potential

Join Bavarian Nordic and embark upon a transformative journey towards becoming one of the largest pure play vaccine companies by advancing in innovation, manufacturing, and commercialization. The recruitment process is carried out by Venaris Executive Search ( For more information regarding the position, please reach out to Executive Search Consultant Sofie Rudbech Mathisen on +45 25121162. All requests will be handled confidentially. If this position is for you, do not hesitate to apply by uploading your CV - it is not necessary to include a cover letter.

Bavarian Nordic

Bavarian Nordic is a fully integrated vaccine company focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of life-saving vaccines. The company operates its own commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Kvistgaard, Denmark. At Bavarian Nordic, they strive to uphold their purpose of improving and saving lives by always ensuring that their DNA is present in every phase of the entire work process. By 2025, Bavarian Nordic aspires to be one of the largest pure play vaccine companies by investing in innovative vaccine development, commercial excellence, and becoming the best-in-class manufacturer.